RM@Schools 4.0

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Prof. Dr. Christian Hopmann
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Project duration:
01.01.2021 to 29.12.2023
EU contribution:
2.121.681 euros
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Raw Matters Ambassadors at Schools 4.0


RM@School 4.0 is an innovative program to make science education and careers in RM attractive for youngster. An active learning is proposed to schools by RM ambassadors (experts in some RM-related issues and trained teachers) by involving students in experiments with RM-related hands-on educational kits, in excursions in industries, and in science dissemination activities. The students are asked to become Young RM Ambassadors themselves (science communicators) by creating dissemination products focused on some issue related to RM and /or collaborating with experts in supporting public events. Local and International Competitions for awarding the best products developed by students, public events as well as an annual European Conference with delegates from European schools (students and teachers) will be annually organized. These events will be the chance for exchanging ideas and experiences in the atmosphere of inclusion and collaboration. In addition, teachers will be trained to become RM Ambassadors themselves in the future at school and digital tools will be developed. All the produced materials will be open and accessible online to everyone on Virtual Centre, on-line platform devoted to the project, as well as the best communication materials realised by pupils will be uploaded on the website (http://rmschools.isof.cnr.it/) to be shared with a wider public.


  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy (Coordinator)
  • Aalto University, Finland
  • Universita di Bologna, Italy
  • Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research, Hungary
  • ECODOM, Italy
  • European Association of Mining Industries, Metal Ores & Industrial Minerals EUROMINES, Belgium Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Germany
  • Geological Survey of Slovenia GeoZS, Slovenia
  • Geological Survey of Sweden SGU, Sweden
  • Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan KTH, Sweden
  • Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Riga Technical University, Latvia
  • Stichting Wetsus European Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, Netherlands
  • Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • TU Clausthal, Germany
  • Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa  - Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Portugal
  • Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca, Italy
  • Université de Liège, Belgium
  • University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek NV VITO, Belgium

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